I offer a professional, confidential and prompt individual and couples counselling service.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working in North Belfast. I have been providing a counselling service for both individuals and couples for over ten years and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My initial training was in the person-centred approach. My specialist training, enabling me to undertake relationship work with couples, and carried out in London University's Birkbeck College, focussed on two further approaches, i.e. systemic and psychodynamic.
I have a background in community work, adult education and research. For many years I worked in both Further and Higher Education teaching psychology, personal effectiveness and research methodologies. I was also a member of the Disability Team working with adults with learning disabilities. I carried out and published several qualitative research projects on disability, inclusion and discrimination.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling, Birkbeck College, University of London - validating authority, Relate Institute and Hull University 2007
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Queen's University, Belfast 2006
Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling, Queen's University, Belfast 2005.
M.Phil by thesis, University of Ulster, 2000
Advanced Diploma in Education (FE) 1991
BA (hon) Psychology 1981
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with couples and individuals.
£50 per 60 minute session.